Hipcamp host Dorian C.,
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Welcome to Sky View. A remote RV campsite with a view. 

This is a primitive and secluded camp site within an exotic animal preserve and cattle ranch with nearby private access to the Lampasas River through a beautiful oak and pecan grove with two sheltered picnic pavilions. Sky View covers 6.8  acres of isolated and wooded hillside acres of a 1700 acre private ranch

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Welcome to Sky View. A remote RV campsite with a view. 

This is a primitive and secluded camp site within an exotic animal preserve and cattle ranch with nearby private access to the Lampasas River through a beautiful oak and pecan grove with two sheltered picnic pavilions. Sky View covers 6.8  acres of isolated and wooded hillside acres of a 1700 acre private ranch in Texas hill country. Immerse yourself with classic central Texas and exotic wildlife from around the world. Bring your RV/camper to this expansive site surrounded by juniper, elm, madrone oak and pecan trees. Bring your camping stove or cook over an open fire at the rock fire ring. Don’t forget the stars are bright and big at night - especially at Sky View! Abundant exotic and native wildlife roams freely. Go to sleep to the songs of coyotes and wake to the fervent birds and deer.

- This is an RV/Camper site only, NO tent camping allowed unless you bring an RV.

- Private access to the Lampasas River with picnic pavilions

- Quiet and secluded

- 18 different species of free roaming exotic wildlife and 30 head of cattle

- Fly fishing - Kayaking - Hiking - Bird and wildlife watching

- Drive around the ranch and see what animals are out and about

- 30 minutes from H-E-B Plus in Copperas Cove

- 20 minutes to local restaurants

- 2 miles from the front gate to the 5 Hills Cowboy Church in Kempner.  Sunday service is at 10:30 AM.

🚫 Hunting & discharging firearms are prohibited 🚫

Cancelation policy: If you cancel at least 3 days before your check in day and time, you’ll receive a full refund (minus Hipcamp fees). If you cancel within the 3 days before check in, there will be no refund.

RV only area
RV sites
2 sites
Up to 9 guests per site
Up to 3 vehicles
Wheelchair access
RV Information
Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Pop-up campers, Class A RVs, Class B RVs, Class C RVs, Campervans, and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 45 feet allowed
Pull-in site
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass-or-field
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Generators allowed
Hookups: No electricity, water, sewage, or TV connection
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Pets allowed
No toilet
Amenities
Picnic table available
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Dorian a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 15% off

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

There are not a lot of single track trails here. You should plan on sticking to the dirt roads.

Fishing

Large and small mouth bass, various perch/bluegill, carp, gar. Many 2-4' pools along the river up and down river from the commu...Read more

Hiking

Hike the trails within Sky View's 6.8 acres and/or the 2ish miles to the river on the ranch's dirt roads. When hiking to the ri...Read more

Paddling

**Bring your own boat** Easy put in at the Lampasas river is about 2 mi from the campsite within the ranch.

Swimming

Lampasas river

Wildlife watching

Along with the numerous native species there are 18 species of non-native / exotic wildlife on the ranch. You will likely see a...Read more

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Sky View in Texas.

Field

Long views from your camp site on the hill.

Ranch

Cattle and exotic wildlife

Forest
River, stream, or...

Places to see near Sky View

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Hipcamper Amberle

Camping with kids

Amberle K.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
April 17th, 2022

We loved camping on this property with our RV. There were tons of easy hiking trails that were kid and dog friendly! The Lampasas River was a short easy drive from our camp site and was absolutely amazing. There were amazing lookouts on many of the trails with gorgeous views and we really enjoyed seeing so many of the exotic animals. We also ran into the goat herd that wanders the property. There is a big game feeder just a short walk up the road from the site and we brought our camp chairs and set them up a little ways across the road so we could watch the animals come in around dusk for feed. We also brought our bikes and there are a is a nice trail we found that was bike friendly and the road is also bike friendly with very little traffic. This morning we did an epic Easter egg Hunt for our kids down one one of the trails and around the property. Our 24ft camper fit comfortably on site 1 and we were easily able to get into it with our SUV towing and did not need 4-wheel drive. Site 2 is smaller and the trail is a bit rougher so when we book that site in the future we would bring our truck. Site 2 has a better view but is a tighter fit and less level than site 1. If it rains, I could see needing 4-wheel to get out of site 2. If you bring kids I recommend printing out a couple nature scavenger hunts, our kids had a blast doing them. Overall, we absolutely loved our stay here, it was so quiet and serene and very relaxing.

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Hipcamper Brett

R&r not far from civilization

Brett S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
March 27th, 2022

Quiet and peaceful. Stars at night were amazing.

Hipcamper Roxanne

Nice getaway

Roxanne P.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Site 1)
March 27th, 2022

Overall we had a great experience, however the other campsite was within view which took away some of the privacy. It was really cool to see all the different exotics. Campsite 2 is definitely the more secluded site between the two that are available. Also be prepared for the heat! Was a much more of a hike to the river than expected and we couldn’t find a cut trail so it was a bit of a treacherous hike. Wouldn’t recommend the hike for small children and elderly as we are in our 20s in decent shape and we were struggling.

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Hipcamper Benjamin

Amazing place to kick back & relax

Benjamin L.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
March 20th, 2022

Awesome property, never knew there was anything like it, Clear clear skies, amazing how many stars you can see. And all kinds of wildlife, the river area is nice to hang out, water is super clear. Can see every fish swimming around.

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Hipcamper Dorian
Response from Dorian, the Host, on March 23rd, 2022

Benjamin and his family are welcome to come back any time. We enjoyed having him at Sky View!

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Hipcamper Jeremy Mark

Great view! — rv/trailer only

Jeremy Mark P.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
January 2nd, 2022

Loved it! Site is for RV or Campers Only. No tents. Host responded quickly after we booked the site the day of the trip. Beautiful views. Although the piece of property is on a wild game ranch the site is very private and isolated and removed from any barns or homes. We didn't see another person the entire time we were there. It is situated on a ridge with wonderful expansive views. We enjoyed the wildlife, the sunset/sunrise, and the stars beside a crackling fire. A great quiet getaway. Would definitely come back. No water or electricity, but not an issue if you are prepared. There are two sites to choose from (one larger and flat and a smaller site that has a better view and a very slight grade. Thanks for the great experience.

Hipcamper Dorian
Response from Dorian, the Host, on January 4th, 2022

It was a pleasure having Jeremy and his family at Sky View. They left the campsite in perfect condition and I would have them back any time!

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Hipcamper Robbie
Robbie M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
January 2nd, 2022

Quiet spot not that far from Austin.

Hipcamper Dorian
Response from Dorian, the Host, on January 6th, 2022

It was a pleasure having Robbie, he is welcome back anytime!

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Hipcamper Yoav
Yoav S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
December 27th, 2021

Nice place and a lot of wildlife. Very peaceful.

Hipcamper Brian
Brian W.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
November 14th, 2021

The campsite and surrounding is gorgeous. All the exotic animals were a treat to observe. One of the quietest camp sites I've stayed at through Hipcam. Just the sounds of nature all around. We loved fishing the Lampasas river, lots of wade fishing available for fly fishermen.

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Hipcamper Dorian
Response from Dorian, the Host, on January 6th, 2022

It was a pleasure having Brian and his family at Sky View, the left the site clean and trash free! You and the family are welcome back anytime!

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Hipcamper Megan
Megan B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
October 17th, 2021

Had a great time at sky view. Nice leveled and cleared out space beneath the stars. . Super quite and isolated which is so nice to get away to.

We came back with 0 mosquito bites and the smell of campfire on us. Thank you Dorian!

Hipcamper Dorian
Response from Dorian, the Host, on January 6th, 2022

Thank you for staying at Sky View! You are welcome to stay again anytime :)

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Sky View
State
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